Hope vs Dread
Job 3:25 “What I feared has come upon me, what I dreaded has happened”
FAITH HAS HOPE… FEAR HAS DREAD
NEVER LET YOUR PAST COLOR YOUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE.
EVERYTHING WE BELIEVE FOR HAS AN EXPECTATION TO IT
EVERYTHING YOU FEAR AND DREAD HAS AN EXPECTATION TO IT AS WELL
Prov 10:24 What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.
IF YOU HAVE FAITH, YOU WILL HAVE HOPE.
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
YOUR EXPECTATION; THAT’S WHAT YOUR FAITH IS WORKING ON….
YOUR EXPECTATION; THAT’S WHAT YOUR FEAR IS WORKING ON
Rom 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
GOD WANTS US ABOUNDING IN (CONFIDENT EXPECTATION) HOPE
1 John 3:1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Eph 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Heb 6:17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.